The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) announced the extension of Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung’s service term by two years from 1 February 2013.
Mr Hui was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AAHK in February 2007, and his service term was subsequently extended for three years from February 2010. Both extensions were unanimously endorsed by the Board and approved by the Chief Executive of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region pursuant to the power conferred on him under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Airport Authority Ordinance.
Commenting on the re-appointment, AAHK Chairman Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung said, "Under Stanley's leadership, AAHK has continuously strengthened Hong Kong International Airport's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre. Stanley and the management team together with the airport community have been working together under the common goal of continuous improvement, helping HKIA earn numerous accolades as the world's finest airport.
"This is a critical stage for our airport as we plan for HKIA's development into a three-runway system, and I am very pleased that Stanley has accepted the extension offer. His 30-plus years of aviation experience and deep industry knowledge are important assets. I am confident that under Stanley's leadership, we will continue to contribute significantly to the long-term betterment of Hong Kong and its aviation industry,' added Dr Cheung.
"I am honoured to continue serving as the CEO of the Airport Authority," said Mr. Hui. "It has been a privilege to work with AAHK's management and the thousands of dedicated staff on the airport island, and I am very proud of our achievements over the past several years. I look forward to seeing HKIA continue its development as an international and regional aviation hub and contribute to Hong Kong's reputation as Asia's World City."
Mr Hui, 61, began his aviation career in 1975 when he joined Cathay Pacific Airways, where he held a range of management positions. In 1992, he became the Chief Representative of John Swire & Sons (China) in Beijing. From 1994 to 1997, Mr Hui was the Chief Operating Officer of AHK Air Hong Kong. He subsequently left Cathay Pacific in 1997 to join Dragonair as Chief Executive Officer, a post that he held for over nine years until August 2006.
Mr Hui is active in serving the community. He is a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Aviation Development Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Labour Advisory Board. He is also a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was appointed a member of the Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008. He is also a member of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and the Fifth Shenzhen Committee of the People's Political Consultation Conference of China. Mr Hui has been a Justice of the Peace since July 2006.